When you think of Salmon one of the first things that probably come to mind is the Ocean. Sure the ocean is packed full of gigantic Salmon, but believe it or not prior to 1942 in our area of the world you could see enormous 40lb Chinook Salmon swimming the rivers of the Columbia.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is proud to once again sponsor and host the Columbia Valley Salmon Festival, a community arts and cultural festival celebrating the life journey of the wild Kokanee salmon and the Columbia River. Held in the beautiful BC Rockies resort town of Fairmont Hot Springs and the surrounding area, the Festival takes place this coming weekend of September 28-30
It’s the Fall, which means that wildlife are abundant in our area getting ready for the cold months by filling their bellies as much as possible before hibernation or heading down South. One of the biggest attractions of the Canadian Rockies is the wildlife, especially large mammals such as elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bears, which are widespread and easily viewed in our area. All these animals are wild, so precautions need to be taken to not disrupt their environment and to not interfere with their activity.
The Canada Goose, native to North America, is a commonly seen symbol of Canada, easily recognized by its black head and neck with a white 'chinstrap'. As autumn rolls in and the air turns crisp, the Columbia Valley and the wetlands near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort become busy with migrating geese. Declining numbers in the 1950's and an estimated 1 million geese population in North America, has been revived with wildlife management. The Canada Goose is now flourishing and researchers have estimated there are more than 8 million Canada Geese in North America today.
Wine is a wonderful thing, but when you learn from Erin Dowsett, Supervisor at Mountain Flowers it tastes even better! Erin guided us through some of the best wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. The pyramid is especially unique as it is second only to the Great Pyramid of Egypt for alignment and precision and is used in the art of winemaking. The twenty year experiment at Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been proving the effect of sacred geometry with its track record of delicious wines and international gold medals.